SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Girl Scout Senior Gianna Glover from Troop 65305 earned her Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. Fulfilling the requirements for the Gold Award starts with completing two Journeys, one at the Cadette level and another at the Senior/Ambassador level and having earned the Silver Award. Each Journey completed gives the skills necessary to plan and implement the Take Action project.
Gianna completed more than 80 hours to: identify an issue she is passionate about, investigate it thoroughly, get help and building a team, create a plan, present the plan, gather feedback, take action, and educate and inspire others. The Gold Award is awarded to fewer than 6% of Girl Scouts annually. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the equivalent of Eagle.
Gianna’s Gold Award project was to raise awareness, provide education and lifestyle prevention of breast cancer. She felt passionate about the need to raise awareness and share information with the community at large, so they learn the benefits of early detection, and regular self-checks. The target audience was middle and high school age girls, and adult women/men .
Her issue was addressed through making contact with over 75 young women and members from our community. Gianna was able to share information and raise awareness by setting up four information/education stations staffed with over five registered nurses, during the SPHS Volleyball "Spike Out Breast Cancer Game". She also provided the participants with a pre and post survey and a host of giveaways as a reminder that early detection saves lives.
Gianna would like to give a special thanks to her parents, her Go Gold Team, the SPHS Volleyball Team & Coaches, Mrs. Kathleen Benton, Ms. Porzio, Mr.Diehl, and the South Plainfield Staples manager Vincent Bonassisa for donating all the copies of the materials handed out to the community for the event.